Researchers are trying to fill in the blanks between genetic blueprints and psychiatric disorder by studying changes in the brain.
We need personalised treatments rather than blanket medical diagnoses to help those suffering from delusions.
Many gene variants have been associated with schizophrenia, but we should be wary of these findings.
More vulnerable populations.
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Genetics and environment both play a part – especially among some populations.
Genes play a key role in our state of mind.
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Gene mutation associated with schizophrenia could have implications for other developmental disorders.
One in three adults have smoked pot at some point in their lives.
The potential harms associated with using cannabis depend, above all others, on two things: the age at which you first begin to use cannabis and the frequency, dose and duration of use.
Show me the evidence.
NICE recommends psychotherapy for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,
despite a lack of high quality evidence to show that they're effective.
Slowly giving up its secrets.
Many of the genes and transcripts associated with schizophrenia are only found in humans, which makes studying the disorder difficult. But scientists are slowly making progress.
Yorkshire Ripper may be moved from Broadmoor Hospital to a regular prison. Does that mean he's well?
Future people would be grateful if their disease is cured, rather than being replaced by a different healthier or non-disabled person.
Experts from around the world are in the US to discuss the scientific, ethical and governance issues linked to human gene editing. Here are five reasons they shouldn't ban research in the field.
A new study of the brain structure of schizophrenics has revealed an important clue that could help treat hallucinations.
Scientists have discovered that a single gene may reveal a weakness in the development of schizophrenia that could help doctors prevent the condition.
Schizophrenia is a complex disorder affecting how an individual thinks, feels and acts. New research has found that people with certain genetic errors are more susceptible to the disorder.
How someone suffering from schizophrenia responds to treatment and manages their disorder is dependent on errors in their genes, according to new research.
We all hear things differently.
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We've been assuming too much about how and why people hear voices.
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In an attempt to move away from the traditional language used to describe psychosis and schizophrenia, the British Psychological Society (BPS) has launched an update to its thinking on this issue. The…
A large-scale international study has identified 108 genetic sites across the human genome that are associated with schizophrenia…
Picturing the mind through genetics.
There are lots of medicines available to help with the symptoms of schizophrenia. Some are a bit more effective than others. Some have side effects that make them better suited to particular patients…
Violent crime, suicide, and premature mortality involving schizophrenics has been increasing since the 1970s compared to…
Research into the complex causes of schizophrenia continues.
An international team of researchers has found that the cause of schizophrenia is even more complex than already believed…
Excess dopamine activity is not the only neurological change seen in patients with schizophrenia.
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The landscape of pharmaceutical development for mental disorders has changed over recent years, with pharma companies abandoning traditional neuroscience drug discovery programs and turning instead to…